The Residency/Fellowship Experience
Goals and Objectives for Training - The primary objective is to train a physician in medical genetics so that he/she can function independently as a sub specialist in this field. At the end of the training the resident trainee should have acquired enough training, expertise, and experience to pursue an academic or clinical career. Two basic necessities emphasized for this training program are clinical care and research. Each of these components is given equal importance during the two years of training.
• Outpatient and inpatient care is an integral part of medical genetics training. In both years 1 and 2, the resident will be assigned to six months of inpatient and outpatient pediatric medical genetics primarily based at CHW. There will also be a 2 month rotation that includes Prenatal, Fetal Concerns, and Adult Cancer Genetics. Residents will present the patients after they have made their own independent assessment and developed a plan of action. Residents will also be responsible to present their patients at the weekly patient care conference.
Research- Clinical or Laboratory:
• The resident’s research experience begins in the first year and continues to progress in a meaningful way. Residents will learn how to select a research project and a mentor. A Research Methods Workshop is offered and those interested in clinical research are encouraged to take the course. Residents will meet biannually with the oversight committee to review the progress of their research project. Residents will spend six months in the laboratory of their choosing during the second year of their medical genetics residency.
o Small group discussions with faculty, fellows, residents and students
o Patient care conferences with multidisciplinary teams
o Clinical Case Conference
o Metabolic Staffing
o NF/RASopathy Staffing and Radiology Rounds
o Genetics Radiology Rounds
o Lab Case Conference
o Maternal Fetal Medicine
o Tumor Board
o Joint Fellows Curriculum
o Journal Club
• In addition to self-evaluations, performance is evaluated after each learning experience by the Program Director as well as other members of the medical genetics section. Twice annually a summary evaluation is conducted based upon compiled data received from faculty and staff evaluations.
• Residents meet annually and participate in a confidential group interview where strengths of program as well as areas for improvement are gathered and disseminated to the Program Director.